Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD)
Head, neck and facial pain affects a significant percentage of the population (one in every four Americans) seeking care for both acute and chronic pain. The majority of TMD sufferers are women, although men, young children and adolescents are also affected.
Possible causes are:
Treatment - When an occlusion problem or tissue damage to the head and facial area is diagnosed, it is important to have an evaluation by a trained and qualified TMD dentist. Our office performs a full examination of the TM joints, head, neck and facial region, as well as x-rays and occasionally MRI evaluation. We are able to objectively determine the pathological nature and extent of joint sounds, injuries to the TM joint area and arrive at a realistic prognosis. Frequently, a custom-made orthotic (splint) is prescribed for orthopedic and musculoskeletal stabilization.
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